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  • Corps prepares for tropical activity; issues guidance to boaters and campers

    With the possibility of tropical activity in south Florida in the coming days, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is preparing to respond as needed and providing information to boaters and campers on operational adjustments that will take place at navigation locks and recreation facilities.
  • Repairs impact operations at Ortona Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is advising boaters on the Okeechobee Waterway that they could encounter delays as they navigate through Ortona Lock due to repairs. The Corps has developed an alternate locking schedule that will be in effect during replacement of guide walls on either side of the lock. The schedule will be in effect when work obstructs the navigation channel or whenever divers are in the area. The repair work is expected to last through the rest of the summer.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offers free tours at W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer free tours of the W. P. Franklin Lock and Dam on the Okeechobee Waterway in Alva through March.
  • Water safety is important year-round

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the nation’s leading provider of outdoor recreation, reminds everyone that water safety is a concern for all seasons. Taking water safety precautions saves lives.
  • Corps reopens “boat-in” docks at W.P. Franklin Campground

    The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened four “boat-in” docks at the W.P Franklin North Campground on the Caloosahatchee River near Fort Myers following the completion of structural repairs.
  • Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District prepares for Erika

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is making preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Erika.
  • Corps urges boaters to use caution on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is urging boaters on Lake Okeechobee to use caution as a result of falling water levels impacting navigation routes. The Corps issued a Notice to Navigation yesterday (June 15), advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution while traveling Okeechobee Waterway Route 2 between Port Mayaca and Clewiston. Officials are also asking boaters to use caution in the waterway between Clewiston and Moore Haven as temporary dams associated with rehabilitation work on the Herbert Hoover Dike have created a narrow channel at multiple locations.
  • Locking restrictions to be implemented on Okeechobee Waterway

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District has announced restrictions for lock operations on the Okeechobee Waterway due to receding water levels on Lake Okeechobee, effective immediately. Locking operations at the W.P. Franklin Lock & Dam near Fort Myers and the St. Lucie Lock & Dam near Stuart will be conducted every two hours from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. This action is the result of the water level at Lake Okeechobee falling below 12.5 feet.
  • Corps to change hours on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will change the operating hours at the five locks on the Okeechobee Waterway at the beginning of April. The new operating hours at each of the five locks are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, with last lock through starting at 4:30 p.m.
  • Corps proposes operations changes on Okeechobee Waterway locks

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is seeking comment